Hammer Museum

Museum, College Theater, and Indie Movie Theater · Westwood Village
10899 Wilshire Blvd (at Westwood Blvd), Los Angeles, CA 90024, United States
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  • Today
    • 11:00 AM–8:00 PM
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    • Noon–9:00 PM
  • Thu
    • 11:00 AM–11:00 PM
  • Fri–Sat
    • 11:00 AM–9:00 PM
  • Sun
    • 11:00 AM–5:00 PM
  • Mon
    • None
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The Hammer Museum is a cutting-edge arts institution presenting world class exhibitions of art, architecture and design that span the classic to the contemporary. The Hammer offers a diverse selection of FREE public programs, an open-air courtyard & café, and one of the best bookstores in the city.


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    Let's Go
    "as well as Van Gogh’s Hospital at Saint-Rémy."(3 Tips)
    Norman K.
    "... by Rembrandt, Sargent, and Eakins."(3 Tips)
    "UCLA students get free admission to the Hammer Museum."(3 Tips)
    Hammer Museum
    "... public programs among other great benefits."(2 Tips)
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  • Nicole D.

    The cafe is great! I work across the street and this place is charming. Can't wait for some free time to see the museum.

    Nicole Dazé · October 22
  • Nicole D.

    The cafe is really delicious.

    Nicole Dazé · October 22
  • Sofia U.

    Very cool architecture, cozy patio, interesting collection. Entrance is free

    Sofia Uz · October 18
  • Aidana K.

    Yesterday was a wonderful evening at the Hammer Museum! JazzPop outdoor concert

    Aidana Kozhoeva · August 8
  • Jessica L.

    One of my favorite museums. Big, but not overwhelming. Interesting, but not pretentious. Free for everyone. Would recommend 10/10.

    Jessica Lin · June 23
  • Bfortch F.

    Excellent outdoor and courtyard space and admission to exhibits is FREE!

    Bfortch Fortch · May 30
  • MisterEastlake

    Founded 1990 by entrepreneur-industrialist Armand Hammer to house his personal art collection, it has since expanded its scope to become “the hippest and most culturally relevant institution in town.”

    MisterEastlake · March 6
  • MisterEastlake

    The Hammer Museum, a public arts unit of UCLA, is an art museum and cultural center known for its artist-centric and progressive array of exhibitions and public programs.

    MisterEastlake · March 6
  • Wen Z.

    Nice... Impressive...

    Wen Zheng · December 10, 2014
  • Donnie S.

    Free is the best price. Especially since you'd be mad for paying $$ to see these 'eh'xhibits.

    Donnie Sticks · October 22, 2014
  • James T.

    Cool space. Courtyard is beautiful.

    James T · August 18, 2014
  • Mihaela

    Such an overwhelming experience

    Mihaela · July 20, 2014
  • Kattia H.

    The coffee in the courtyard serves good prosecco and try the meatballs that come with fried kale that is wonderful.

    Kattia Hernandez · July 9, 2014
  • Brian H.

    Don't be fooled, this is NOT an MC Hammer museum...

    Brian Henciak · April 15, 2014
  • Bethany J.

    They are now free! Their permanent collections as well as specially curated exhibits are excellent!

    Bethany Jones · February 9, 2014
  • R W.

    Van Gogh, Monet, Sargent, etc. all here in free easy to visit gallery. 30 minutes for greatness?

    R Williams · January 22, 2014
  • Nicole D.

    Admission is free each Thursday and will be free always starting in February according to the staff here.

    Nicole DeRuiter · October 27, 2013
  • Los Angeles

    On Tuesday, Oct. 29, the literary reading subject is Dracula, perhaps best known for inspiring some of the most chilling and erotic imagery in literature.

    Los Angeles · October 21, 2013
  • UCLA

    Check out fascinating exhibitions, collections, and programs, such as movie screenings and lunchtime art talks: http://hammer.ucla.edu/calendar. Admission is always free for UCLA students.

    UCLA · August 20, 2013
  • Los Angeles

    Collections include works by Monet, van Gogh, Rembrandt and Sargent. The venue also hosts lectures, symposia, film series, readings and musical performances. Free admission every Thursday.

    Los Angeles · August 2, 2013
  • Los Angeles

    Explore for free on Thursdays, then stop by Ammo at the Hammer for lunch.

    Los Angeles · August 1, 2013
  • The Joy Writer J.

    Join the mailing list and rsvp for special events. Then you don't have to stand in line.

    The Joy Writer JoyK · June 22, 2013
  • Lauren L.

    Free every thursday

    Lauren Librarian · June 6, 2013
  • Caro K.

    A Quincy Jones exhibit must see.

    Caro Krissman · June 2, 2013
  • Clarissa C.

    Free Thursday. Take the Metro 720/20 to Westwood. Bam you are there. Fabulous outdoor areas. LOVE IT.

    Clarissa Cowles · June 1, 2013
  • Maya C.

    There's a very nice little restaurant in the courtyard that's open until 7pm.

    Maya Conn · May 16, 2013
  • Los Angeles

    Buy one Adult Admission, get one free

    Los Angeles · March 28, 2013
  • Glen F.

    See the graphic design exhibition! Here through the end of the year. And say hi to Erica at the front desk!

    Glen Fujimoto · October 8, 2012
  • J. Keith V.

    Free entry on Thursdays!

    J. Keith Van Straaten · October 4, 2012
  • UCLA

    UCLA students get free admission to the Hammer Museum. The courtyard is also a great place to study or grab coffee with a friend.

    UCLA · June 4, 2012
  • Uzziel Micah L.

    Someday i'll gonna be here.

    Uzziel Micah Lim · May 18, 2012
  • Otis College of Art and Design

    Named after Armand Hammer, whose collection of old master paintings is always on display. Their special exhibitions capture the pulse of contemporary art, and their parties are legend.

  • Vanity Fair Agenda

    This is the cultural institution to visit for cutting-edge exhibitions and great, family friendly programming for kids of all ages.

    Vanity Fair Agenda · January 30, 2012
  • Vanity Fair Agenda

    This is the cultural institution to visit for cutting-edge exhibitions and great, family friendly programming for kids of all ages

    Vanity Fair Agenda · January 30, 2012
  • Rob H.

    Armie Hammer's grampy owns this spot!

    Rob Heppler · January 24, 2012
  • Norman K.

    Permanent collection at Hammer Museum. Great portraits including masterworks by Rembrandt, Sargent, and Eakins.

    Norman Kolpas · January 20, 2012
  • ExperienceLA

    Closing weekend for "Now Dig This!" @Hammer_Museum with FREE admission Fri-Sun. Celebrity guest DJ MC Lyte performs tonight. Don't miss this exhibit! http://bit.ly/yMjiRU

    ExperienceLA · January 6, 2012
  • UCLA

    Through its collections, exhibitions and programs, the Hammer Museum examines the depth and diversity of artistic expression through the centuries with a special emphasis on art of our time.

    UCLA · November 29, 2011
  • Anastasia B.

    <3 this museum. Spoken here once. Very progressive.

    Anastasia Beaverhausen · November 23, 2011
  • ExperienceLA

    "Now Dig This! Art and Black Los Angeles 1960–1980" examines 140 works by African American artists influential in the arts community during the civil rights and Black Power eras. Read more

    ExperienceLA · October 25, 2011
  • The Standard

    CA (Do) This museum has great exhibits, check their calendar frequently - their lecture and music programs are unparalleled!

    The Standard · October 17, 2011
  • Thérèse C.

    Gorgeous theater inside!

    Thérèse Cator · October 8, 2011
  • ThePurplePassport.com

    Parking under the museum is USD 3 for three hours with museum validation. On Thursdays, admission is free. The bookstore offers 10,000+ volumes, including some rare titles. Read more

    ThePurplePassport.com · October 7, 2011
  • Shok

    visit for a FLUX event Read more

    Shok · September 20, 2011
  • Los Angeles

    In or near Westwood Village? @hammer_museum feat. work of LA-based photographer Shannon Ebner on Sat

    Los Angeles · July 14, 2011
  • Los Angeles

    In Westwood? Check out free art exhibits, music, films @hammer_museum in The Village - http://ht.ly/5AXa5

    Los Angeles · July 14, 2011
  • Roberta R.

    #AlsoILiketoRock Thursdays in July Read more

    Roberta Romero · July 12, 2011
  • Mahan J.

    Beautiful courtyard with good food and friendly staff at the cafe and museum. Definitely making a trip back!

    Mahan Javadi · July 6, 2011
  • Lauren S.

    Breadsticks are good

    Lauren Slusser · May 22, 2011
  • Let's Go

    Enjoy some fine art with your sunny weather: this museum houses the world’s largest collection of works by 19th-century French satirist Honoré Daumier, as well as Van Gogh’s Hospital at Saint-Rémy. Read more

    Let's Go · April 4, 2011

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